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street. robert handa just arrived on the scene and joins us live, what can you tell us? >> reporter: we have been here 15 minutes and it sounds like police have this area cordoned off and this could be significant because neighbors tell us they believe there was an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex here. you can see all the activity, it sounds like police have joined the san jose campus police on the scene and in the investigation. neighbors tell us police responded to an incident involving the young man and they said they heard the young man get tasered twice and whatever happened after they say they heard two gunshots, they do not know if he was killed and say some people saw him on the ground but san jose police department have confirmed they have a homicide unit either on the way or just arrived. i have been told that san jose state university officers were involved in the initial call but they have not confirmed whether it was their officers that fired the shots so right now the investigators have just arrived on the scene. they have the area cordoned off. there are
. ktvu's robert handa is on his way to the scene. >>> a storclerk takes down a -- store clerk takes down a robber and it was caught on camera. you see the man point a gun at the cashier. the clerk grabbed his arm and twisted and that is when another clerk steps in and takes him down. >> yeah. i was real nervous. at the time my adrenaline took over. i didn't think twice. i was afraid but i didn't want to die. >> he said the gunman was pleading to be let go and started reaching for his waist, afraid they subdued him till police arrived. the suspect was 50 years old and was arrested and charged with robbery and being a felon in possession of a fire arm. >>> a man hunt is on for three armed men responsible for five robberies. police released surveillance video -- or pictures of the three. investigators say they robbed businesses all in the north oakland area. all three men are believed to be armed and dangerous. the robbers are believed to be driving a 2007 dodge with california license plate 6dek551. >>> today a $25,000 reward was offered to catch whoever is putting out poison meatballs. on
a plea. ktvu's robert handa was in court where supporters made a visual statement. robert? >> reporter: it was a day when many people following the sierra lamar disappearance waited to see, the suspect came into the courtroom, only this time important legal steps were taken. >> reporter: wearing sierra lamar's red shoes, volunteers is spent two years searching for the teen, gathered today. the group came to watch antolin garcia-torres charged with sierra lamar's murder after the grand jury indictment. >> he always gives osglance. we are -- us a glance. we are happy he sees we are always there for the family. >> antolin garcia-torres pleads not guilty. >> reporter: the judge set a trial for march 10 but canceled it after the defense requested transcripts be sealed. he will decide on a new trial date on april 16. transcripts reveal what the prosecution showed showed the grand jury, somethingp the defense hasn't seen -- something the defense hasn't seen. >> they need to know that. >> reporter: investigators said dna evidence was found in antolin garcia-torres' car and sierra lamar's belon
in the deadly stabbing of a san jose state student. robert handa has just learned that the wrong person was charged with murder in the case and he joins us now live. good afternoon, robert. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. as you can imagine, it was quite a stunning moment in the courtroom today. as you heard, this case here in san jose has attracted a lot of attention because there were two twin brothers arrested. after one was charged with the stabbing murder, it appeared the mystery of allegedly did it was cleared, an hour ago. 18-year-old duc tong was in court today and yesterday and there were strange delays going on with the judge. then this was announced the murder charge against duc was being trapped replaced by charges of the being an accessory after the fact. the prosecutor talked to us afterwards and says the brother, anh, will be charged with the murder. was there any sort of april tempt by these brothers -- attempt by these brothers to mislead investigators? >> what i can tell you about that, they were initially both arrested and booked on murder charges. the investigati
handa continues our storm watch coverage live in santa clara, robert. >> reporter: here at this popular santa clara creek trail people have not seen this sign changed due to weather for quite a while. but today's rain did require some precautionary measures especially at creeks and rivers. people going alongside the san thomas creek in santa clara today had a couple of rare experiences. seeing a full creek and getting a flood warning. some told us the channel was dusty and dry not that long ago. and water flowing was a welcomed sight. john berth rides his bike along this path every day and had some concerns. >> the creek is swelling up, it's beautiful i like it. it's nice out here. they had to close the trail a couple of times because of flooding did that surprise you a little bit. >> it did. i had to take an alternate rout. but it's back open, it's cool. >> reporter: pointed out most of the concern was over debris that built up in narrow water ways during all the dry months. >> there are a lot of very small channels and creeks around the county that can get flowing pretty quick. >> re
evacuated due to a suspicious backpack. robert handa is on the scene. joins us live now with an update. robert? >> reporter: hello, brian. we're at stanford university on the outskirts of the union area, generally known as the student union area here on campus. you can see down the street here that police have cordoned off the area and the santa clara county sheriff's bomb squad is on the scene. now, around 9:00 this morning, university officials say there was a report of a suspicious package as you heard, a backpack, found outside of the union area near the auditorium. now, campus police evacuated the area after an abundance of caution. a bomb squad arrived here a little over an hour and a half ago. we've been told they are approaching very cautiously. we do not know whether they've gotten to the package. i know that they were surrounding it and using all sorts of ways to monitor it before they actually physically examined it. university officials emphasized that safety is their top priority and are asking people to stay away and nearby buildings have been put in a shelter in place m
. new at 6:00 p.m. >> robert handa is in san jose to tell us what was behind the spying and why so many people are outraged. robert? >> reporter: many people use webcams and those we talk to say not only were they collecting the images and they think that is wrong but they also called it the world we live in. >> reporter: the webcam is on participant part of the way people commute and some -- participant part of the way people commute and some say -- >> who can say who is watching who? >> reporter: the agency collected images from millions of yahoo webcam users part of a program that tested face recognition software to see if it could distinguish suspected terrorists from innocent faces. he says it is typical and points out that is allowed in the uk. >> i have been to london many times, there are cameras everywhere. >> reporter: they called it a new level of violation. critics say it was wrong. it turned out many images were considered explicit. but he says that is because of the way face recognition software works. >> it was trying to identify the flesh as opposed to clothes and as a r
costa county has a storage of water supply banked in bakersfield. ktvu's robert handa explains why it can't get the water it owns. >> reporter: we are at the water treatment plant, it will get a lot of attention during this because banked water relates to drinking water. >> reporter: they stopped releasing water to creeks in with conservation move that impacts wildlife and people. what scares her is if the drought impacts the drinking water supply. >> our every day life. that is how we survive. >> that concerns the water district as well. why they said they have reserves options to supplement the supply are drying up as reservoirs dwindle they acknowledge they have 263,000- acre feet banked in concern county -- cencounty -- kern can'ty but they can't get the -- county but they can't get the water they own, they said it is too costly. so they need to find an agency to exchange water with but the drought and cut backs made that almost impossible. >> when the water product -- project is at zero there is less water. >> reporter: the water is needed for the water treatment plans to keep
volunteer work at schools. ktvu's robert handa is live where police say there are likely more victims. >> reporter: it could be a long day for the suspect here at the santa cruz county courthouse. that's because the new charges are being added to a long list of previous charges that could put the suspect behind bars for life. for neighbors it was bad enough the neighbor illegally sold snakes from his garage but his crimes got much worse. wiseman was out on bail after arrested for molesting children and was rearrested after a fourth victim came forward, this time a 10-year-old boy. >> all the cases we have investigated have taken place prior to our investigation. >> reporter: wiseman has been charged with four counts of molestation of children under the age of 14. wiseman was a foster father for 16 years but investigators will not comment on if any foster children were victimized. but the sheriff's department says it believes wiseman looked for victims by volunteering at schools. >> the fact that he used his power of authority to get what he wanted. to get to his victims it's scary. >
in the bay area. ktvu's robert handa explains why there is high demand for the high speed service. >> reporter: they have to put up with slow loading so she is happy to hear google is working to install google fiber. >> especially with three kids who are on different devices. >> reporter: to see what happens when devices over lap we had them resume projects or games. sure enough he got stuck trying to load photos for a school assignment. >> loading and loading. it just stops and you have to wait for a long time. >> reporter: she enjoyed a game but when her sisters are active her game often crashes. >> especially hard if you are in the middle of an adventure because you can't go back where you were. >> reporter: he says the situation shows google's obstacles. >> it is an undertaking that stopped so many from pursuing it. >> she already understands that. >> it just doesn't work really well and it makes frustrating. >> i will get to do things i want to do. >> reporter: they begin talks next week and other cities will be arrangements. that process can't happen fast enough. robert hand
years after he was arrested. sierra lamar was 15 when she disappeared in 2012. ktvu's robert handa is live in san jose where getting a sense of the defendant's position. >> reporter: that's right. a very emotional day in san jose. supporters of the sierra lamar family packed the courtroom and finally got to see the case against the defendant move forward. >> reporter: looking groomed and wearing a suit, antolin garcia-torres walked into the san jose courtroom to face the murder and kidnapping charges from the grand jury indictment. he is accused of killing sierra lamar who disappeared in 2012. a different looking antolin garcia-torres was arrested two months later but it would be two years before the sierra lamar's family would hear a plea. >> mr. antolin garcia-torres pleads not guilty. >> reporter: it was the moment sierra lamar search volunteers waited for. >> it is good that the the wheels of justerous moving forward. -- justice are moving forward. >>> there would be more delays after the judge set a trial date of march 10. the defense made a motion to have theg transcripts sea
street and east san salvador, just a block from san jose state university. ktvu's robert handa arrived on the scene shortly after and has new information on what happened. robert? >> reporter: well, things are finally calming down in this neighborhood. as you heard, right now officers are focusing on investigating and interviewing witnesses, trying to figure out what led to this officer- involved shooting. police cordoned off the area quickly around san jose state, after hearing university officers shot a knife-wielding man outside an apartment complex on 8th street, just after 11:00 a.m. 13-year-old abigail smith was staying there with a friend. >> we heard, like, bang, bang. i was, like, what was that? she was, like, never mind, it was somebody upstairs. i was, like, oh. >> reporter: two campus police officers were confronting the man who had been seen earlier on campus with the knife. >> the suspect charged at the officers with the knife. one officer from the university police department actually discharged his taser. >> reporter: police say when the taser had no effect, the other o
's being held without bail. in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel two news. >> leaking wastewater into the russian river, the break-in a 16 inch pipe happened near beach and birdville. officials say some of the sewage is getting into the river are. the water agencies drinking water has not been compromised, but people are being asked to minimize water use. the problem is expected to be fixed tomorrow morning. health officials are warning b.a.r.t. riders to be aware they may have been exposed to the measles disease. downtown berkeley stations and dell norte stations have tested positive. the second case this season in contra costa county. anyone who hasn't received the measles vaccine and who road b.a.r.t. to be aware they may have been expose. >> measles is a very contagious disease. we really want to make sure that if people have these symptoms they let their healthcare provider know it could be measles. >> symptoms usually show up 7 to 14 days including high fever, cough, and runny nose, red spots, and that start at the head of the body. >>> after last month, an inspection turne
and rain is adding to that. ktvu's robert handa talked to a boulder creek family who faced the tough decision to take down some of their own trees. >> reporter: the guerrero family in boulder creek moved to the bay area because of this beautiful home surrounded with trees. but the trees have made their home vulnerable. >> looking a little sad. oaks are getting pretty bad. >> reporter: the guerrero's called in travis tree professionals when the first storm swept in this week and large branches started falling. suddenly the swaying trees started to look and sound ominous. >> you can hear the branches and stuff starting to get heavy and creeking and stuff like that. so yeah, you know definitely rather than pitter patter on the roof. >> how big were the branches. >> we had a 40-footer fall not too long ago. luckily it did not hit the home. >> the fir trees are really bad. those are the ones that usually fall on houses. there's a little bit of wind. 8-inches of rain we're supposed to get. everybody beware of trees around your house. >> reporter: the guerreros are still glad to see the rai
the bay area. now the wind and rain is adding to that. ktvu's robert handa talked to a boulder creek family who faced the tough decision to take down some of their own trees. >> reporter: the guerrero family in boulder creek moved to the bay area because of this beautiful home surrounded with trees. but the trees have made their home vulnerable. >> looking a little sad. oaks are getting pretty bad. >> reporter: the guerrero's called in travis tree professionals when the first storm swept in this week and large branches started falling. suddenly the swaying trees started to look and sound ominous. >> you can hear the branches and stuff starting to get heavy and creeking and stuff like that. so yeah, you know definitely rather than pitter patter on the roof. >> how big were the branches. >> we had a 40-footer fall not too long ago. luckily it did not hit the home. >> the fir trees are really bad. those are the ones that usually fall on houses. there's a little bit of wind. 8-inches of rain we're supposed to get. everybody beware of trees around your house. >> reporter: the guerreros ar
, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> some people made the most of the wet weather. they tried to skim board across the court. you can see some had more success than others but they all said it was a lot of fun. >>> all the rain led to another problem for the eastern span of the bay bridge. leaks. and caltrans is responding. the rainy weather exposed the leaks. the concern is the water is dripping into what is supposed to be a water tight area and that could cause corrosion and lead to a shorter life span for the bridge. ktvu's tom vacar went inside the bridge with engineers today. how they plan to fix the problem tonight at 6:00 p.m. >>> an inmate made it break for it but where it started made it trickier to catch him. ktvu's claudine wong is live. you spoke to witnesses and they are describe agcaotic scene here. -- describing a chaotic scene here. >> reporter: the scuffle happened in the tunnels beneath the building, tunnels that connect the courthouse to the jail. >> reporter: he was working on landscaping outside the courthouse when the scuffle from below ground made its way out a
of difference. and robert handa tells us, the enthugz yachl has now e -- enthusiasm is now evaporated. >> i was pretty obsessed over the weekend, looking at gauges and precipitation levels and waiting for this storm to materialize. >> when officials took measurement levels they were extremely disappointed. >> we were at 31.6% last thursday. this morning, we're at 31.7%. it's dried up. the water district has one last hope, the run off. today, the san lorenz river was shallow, but flowing. the art center says the storm and rainfall weren't that impressive. >> we've had had the water right up to the building and when we get those downpours, the water with, it will come right up across here and into our building. >> anything like that happen this weekend. >> this time, no and the river isn't that high. >> santa clara valley water district agreed the run off won't salvage this disappointing run. >> we'll get a little bit residual run off, but nothing very significant. >> the water says it will reevaluate its water conservation program on february 25th and that could mean the request for public t
indicted a suspect for kidnapping and killing sierra lamar. it's a story robert handa first broke on twitter. tonight the relief the young girl's family is feeling now that the case is moving forward. >> reporter: 22-year-old antolin garcia-torres was arrested for kidnapping and murder in 2012 two months after the 15-year-old sierra lamar disappeared in march. her dna was found in torres car but her body was never found. since then torres court case stalled and reported lack of cooperation. but he will return to court now that a grand jury indicted him with its own kidnapping and murder charges. the announcement was a surprise and relief to sierra lamar's father. >> any progress at this point would be welcome because we've been waiting for almost two years now, and it's been really frustrating for the family. >> reporter: torres has never entered a plea but a santa clara university law professor says that will change. >> the defendant needs to now come into court and enter a plea of either usually it would be not guilty almost no one would enter a plea of guilty at this stage
is facing murder and kidnapping charges. ktvu's robert handa joins us live from the sierra lamar search center to tell us how volunteers and the sheriff plan to address the fact sierra lamar has never been found. >> reporter: since the teen disappeared two years ago there have been thousands overshirts that have come to -- of volunteers that have come to the search center and the new charges are providing a boost to the volunteer spirit and numbers. >> the sierra lamar center coordinates weekly searches. he says searchers gather every saturday near the sierra lamar tribute display. it has been difficult watching the proceedings against antolin garcia-torres move so slowly. >> it has been frustrating. >> reporter: he says the grand jury charges against antolin garcia-torres had a jolting effect. >> picked up a lot of us. we are looking forward to the trial. >> she agrees. she acknowledges the hitsing body is a concern -- missing body is a concern. >> we believe we have enough evidence to successfully prosecute. >> reporter: dna evidence in august pga car and on -- on antolin garcia-torr
molestation and selling drugs to minors. ktvu's robert handa tells us the arrest is webbing shock waves through fire department and the community. >> 20 years, mario was a good image for firefighters, supervising many drills including some covered by ktvu. it helped him land a job as a community outreach officer after an wife limited field activities so colleagues are in a daze after he was arrested last night at his fire department office for possession and sale of drugs and sex crimes involve. >> there would have been victims and i think everyone feels a very heavy heart right now for anybody who might have been hurt. >> he lifted church activities with the local did i sees -- dioces. a department of justice spokeswoman said they seized his commuter and other belongings at his office and home. >> we'll be going through the hard drives that we seized and any other evidence and determine if there's any other charges or any other victims. >> one person who worked with him say he was more of an overseer. >> he would stand in the back and oversee anything. he never interacted with the comm
's robert handa tells us the arrest is webbing shock waves through fire department and the community. >> 20 years, mario was a good image for firefighters, supervising many drills including some covered by ktvu. it helped him land a job as a community outreach officer after an wife limited field activities so colleagues are in a daze after he was arrested last night at his fire department office for possession and sale of drugs and sex crimes involve. >> there would have been victims and i think everyone feels a very heavy heart right now for anybody who might have been hurt. >> he lifted church activities with the local did i sees -- dioces. a department of justice spokeswoman said they seized his commuter and other belongings at his office and home. >> we'll be going through the hard drives that we seized and any other evidence and determine if there's any other charges or any other victims. >> one person who worked with him say he was more of an overseer. >> he would stand in the back and oversee anything. he never interacted with the community. >> the behaviors have nothing to do with t
working on ways to stop the violence. ktvu's robert handa takes a look at how it is making a difference. >> name me one element of the definition of a gang? >> reporter: the classroom in san jose is gratifying to the instructor, aimed at steering elementary school kids away from gangs. interaction is a far cry from when ktvu channel 2 news showed the first day of the program six weeks ago. >> we are trying to get into them to be leaders, mentors, role models, good older teammates to the other kids. >> reporter: today was the last day of team kids and another mark of progress was how they took part in drills. including one to help a friend. >> they are getting the skills to help each other. >> reporter: one student acknowledged gang influence won't disappear from one program but some lessons stick. >> once you get in you can't get out. it is like a membership for life. >> did you think about that? >> not really. >> reporter: there are already long term positive impacts. the program will be expanded to other classes and other school  districts. in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 n
received recertify cards without taking the class. ktvu's robert handa is live with more on the investigation and how the firing might effect service. >> reporter: we are at the company which is operate without the workers and in the middle of a investigation. the company is also trying to make the public feel safe. >> reporter: schedules revamped and hiring accelerated after the ambulance company fired 24 emergency responders. 13 paramedics and 11emt -- 11emts were let go. a local instructor is being investigated for issuing cpr certification cards without conducting the required training session. they acknowledged the investigation several weeks ago and forced 100 workers to take another course. the people fired also violated other policies. >> it was based upon priveious matters -- previous matters. >>> there were 350 workers and the 24 people loss will be covered through over time. he says the record for emergency response during the past year convinced him public safety needs will be met. >> we have provisions in the contract for over time. make sure people don't wor
guards, a permanent ban on unruly patrons and a curfew. >>> ktvu's robert handa reports, the emts and paramedics received credit for a course but never took the class. >> reporter: schedules are being revamped and hiring accelerated after the national ambulance company suddenly fired 24 emergency responders. 13 paramedics and 11emts were let go wednesday. jill jamie is being investigated for issuing certification cards without conducting the required session. they forced about 100 workers to taeug another course. a company spokesman in california said the people fired had also violated other policies. >> they were based upon previous disciplinary matters. >> reporter: rural metro says it understand public concern but pointedded out it had 350 paramedics and emts. and the people lost will be covered by overtime until the vacancies are filled. >> we have provisions in the contract for over time make sure that people don't work too much overtime. >> reporter: through an attorney joe janie declined to comment. >> we are now going to start the measure of auditing on external. >> report
's robert handa joins us live. you learned a lot of the water will be lost. >> reporter: that's right. it is supposed to be dry and quiet around south bay creeks during the drought but today we saw water being pumped into the creek for hours and found out almost all will go to waste. >> reporter: water gushing into the creek is a rare site during the drought especially after the water district decided it would no longer release water. after seeing water being pumped out for hours, some people called ktvu to ask why so much water was being released into the dry creek. we came out, saw the same thing and heard the same concerns. >> that side of the creek is dry and that side is cascade of water. what is going on? >> surprised to see water. >> reporter: the water district said it had nothing to do with the water release. it was a city project. a city well needed repairs so the water had to be purged to avoid contamination. they acknowledged 1 million gallons was. ed out, most -- was pumped out, most of the water was lost. 1million gallons is a significant amount, they deliver 18 to 20 mi
pipe. ktvu's robert handa is live. . >> pg&e and other crews have solved many of the problems but they are still working on a situation in lose altos. officials say they are still working on a power outage that effected 1800 customers an hour ago. they restored power to 800 customers but are still investigating the cause. no such mystery here where workers have been racing against the storm all day today. the storm has picked up strength in the past couple hours after doing damage earlier. >> the storm swept in this morning and knocked this tree down. first on power, phone and cable lines and then into the intersection. cutting off 130 homes and closing the roads for hours. their family was celebrating the rain and relief drought. >> the pool was filling up and then we heard a big pop. you know, like a piece of wood snapping except louder and deeper pop. >> the tree fell away from the house and nobody got hurt but some neighbors were shaken. >> we had a couple of neighbors whose kids were walking to school. and it happened. it was, you know, thank god nobody was in the way whe
forward after a grand jury indictment this week. in ktvu's robert honda was in -- handa was in court for today's proceedings. >>> wearing the red shoes, volunteers spent two years searching for the teenager gathered at the san jose hall of justice today. they came to watch garcia torres get charged with the murder and kidnapping after the jury indictment tuesday. >> he always gives us a sideways glance. we're happy that he looks over and sees we're always there in solidarity for the family. >> mr. garcia torres pleads not guilty. >> there was a trial date set for march 10th. the judge will decide on the transcripts and a new trail date on april 16th. legal analysts points out transcripts reveal what the prosecution showed the grand jury, something the defense has not seen. >> many need to know that before they can decide what their strategy or approach might be. >> investigators have said undisclosed dna evidence was found in torres's car and it must be solid evidence to proceed in a murder case woud a body. the district attorney -- without a body. the district attorney expressed con
right to a speedy trial being held without bail. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and we want to let you know roberts twitter followers got a moment by moment description as he live tweeted the proceedings. you can follow the reporters @ ktvu news on twitter. >>> three former california governor's are backing a ballot measure to speed up the death penalty in this case. the effort was announced today. the appeals process for more than 700 prisoners currently on death row take too much time. >> old age should not be the leading cause of death on death row. but it literally has been. >> the proposition would limit death row appeals, and also cut costs by housing two condemned prisoners and require death row inmates to work at prison jobs in order to pay restitution to victims. california has not had an execution since 2006 because of problems with the lethal injection protocol. >>> yi sides said more than a year that he planned to run once he's termed out of office this year. he represents san francisco and san mateo. one of his goals is to expand to the blot box and make governm
makes the crime felony grand theft. in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is denying allegations he knew about the bridge scandal. a former top aid claims he had proof christie knew about the four lane lane closures on the george washington bridge while they were happening. the republican governor has said he only learned about the closures after they ended. >>> justin bieber has been granted reentry into the u.s. after he was questioned for hours. authorities at new jersey teterboro airport questioned him for hours. bieber said he was headed to the super bowl. he was arrested last week in miami beach. >>> the marin county accused of stealing a lamborghini is now in san quentin. this is his prison mug shot. wade was convicted of attempted murder in millvalely as well as stealing the lamborghini once owned by chef guy fieri. >>> why some say the fresh powder may not be enough to rescue the season. >>> super busy on super bowl sunday. businesses are gearing up, fans are ready to party. >> reporter: download the ktvu app and watch all o
, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is denying allegations he knew about the bridge scandal. a former top aid claims he had proof christie knew about the four lane lane closures on the george washington bridge while they were happening. the republican governor has said he only learned about the closures after they ended. >>> justin bieber has been granted reentry into the u.s. after he was questioned for hours. authorities at new jersey teterboro airport questioned him for hours. bieber said he was headed to the super bowl. he was arrested last week in miami beach. >>> the marin county accused of stealing a lamborghini is now in san quentin. this is his prison mug shot. wade was convicted of attempted murder in millvalely as well as stealing the lamborghini once owned by chef guy fieri. >>> why some say the fresh powder may not be enough to rescue the season. >>> super busy on super bowl sunday. businesses are gearing >>> law enforcement officers across the bay area say they will be cracking down on drunk drivers this super bowl weekend. saturation p
to court. robered handa tells us the -- robert handa tells us the victim's missing body remains a concern for prosecution. >> reporter: they still coordinate searches for the missing teenager. nelson says it's been difficult watching the court proceedings against the suspect move so slowly after his arrest in may of 2012. >> it's been agonizingly frustrating, over 21 months. >> the charges against torres had a jolting effect. >> it was elevating. we're looking forward for the case to go to trial. >> the sheriff agrees in her first comment since the indictment, smith acknowledges the missing body is a concern. >> we believe we have enough evidence to successfully prosecute. >> sheriff says dna evidence in torres's car and the belongings of lamar says torres still has the answer. >> a total lack of cooperation. he's very smug and is not disclosing anything to us. >> do you need him to find the body do you think? >> we're not going to stop look. >> sheriff says she hopes volunteers will look, as well. the court case makes volunteers work harder. >> if there were any way we can support our la
is coming to court. robered handa tells us the -- robert handa tells us the victim's missing body remains a concern for prosecution. >> reporter: they still coordinate searches for the missing teenager. nelson says it's been difficult watching the court proceedings against the suspect move so slowly after his arrest in may of 2012. >> it's been agonizingly frustrating, over 21 months. >> the charges against torres had a jolting effect. >> it was elevating. we're looking forward for the case to go to trial. >> the sheriff agrees in her first comment since the indictment, smith acknowledges the missing body is a concern. >> we believe we have enough evidence to successfully prosecute. >> sheriff says dna evidence in torres's car and the belongings of lamar says torres still has the answer. >> a total lack of cooperation. he's very smug and is not disclosing anything to us. >> do you need him to find the body do you think? >> we're not going to stop look. >> sheriff says she hopes volunteers will look, as well. the court case makes volunteers work harder. >> if there were any way we can supp
at the end which us is -- which is always a lot of fun. a lot of noise out there. that's when robert handa puts the earplugs on and the goggles. >> that -- that's the moment right there. but obviously, something that we're keeping a close eye on is rain clouds. let's check in with mark tamayo soto find out -- to find out if it will be dry. >> off to a nice start. bill martin is in the route. he will text me when he sees the raindrop out there. right now, it's dry. cloudy skies. current temperature, 57 degrees. winds right around 10 miles an hour. here is the forecast -- at least in the short term, more cloud cover. but after 7:00 or -- well, after 7:00, we have to bring in the chance for a few scattered light showers. but it looks like all of the activity, the main organized moves in as the rainfall picks up late tonight and early tomorrow morning. you can see what's happening on live stormtracker2, a lot of cloud cover over the bay area. not all of the green reaching the ground but things are beginning to change especially up in the north bay. santa rosa reporting some light rain since ab
that in a meeting next week. robert handa, ktvu news. >>> back east people are dealing with yet another winter storm. it created white out conditions on the road. this is what it looked like for a driver in rockwood. temperatures are forecast to warm up by tomorrow afternoon. and melt away some of that new snow. >>> the stormy weather is causing minor problems at sfo. airport officials told us that flights coming from chicago have been arriving about two hours late but they say there have only been four flight cancellations because of the weather back in the midwest. >>> we got a little clear slot right now. here we are, you see all these clouds moving in. that's your tomorrow. it's not rain it's cloud cover. at the end of tomorrow you could see showers. we'll see that again. there's your cloud cover at 7:00 a.m. at lunchtime here at noon, sunshine and breaks. the clouds really thicken up as we head into the afternoon and evening hours. in the evening hours, late evening there's a system that's going to push through and bring a chance for showers in the north bay. maybe some drizzle or sprink
many groups with children including how he used a preoccupation with snakes to do it. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the 20 year veteran of the fire department faced drug charges today in a case that stunned the department and the community. 53-year-old mario enrique cuestas did not enter a plea to sale of meth. he was arrested last thursday on the large charges as well as alleged sex with a minor. that part of the investigation is still ongoing. >> that's why there are no charges that reflect any sexual assault. that investigation has not commenced. it's still under review. >> if convicted on the drug charges, prosecutors say he could face five years behind bars. >>> alameda county sheriff investigator says that a man came with them with bat so they were forced to open fire. family members say the man was never a threat. ktvu's john sasaki live with the investigation and the family's reaction. >> gasia the family came to the home this afternoon to gather things and lock up the house because they just can't stand to be here now. in san lorenzo family and friends of the vict
sex crime charges involving children. as ktvu's robert handa tells us investigators say the man collected snakes then used those snakes to entize kids. >> reporter: for neighbors it was bad enough that the neighbor sold snakes from his garage. but his crimes got much worse. 57-year-old steven irving wiseman was out of jail after being charged last august for molesting children and he was rearrested friday for a fourth victim came forward this time a 10-year-old boy. >> all the cases we're investigating have taken place prior to our investigation. >> reporter: wiseman will be charged with five counts of lewd acts with a child under 14. he has already pleaded not guilty to about a dozen previous charges and sex crime enhancements all involving children involving lewd conduct, continual sex abuse and indecent exposure. investigators won't comment if any children were victimized. it believes wiseman looked for victims by volunteers at community groups. >> the fact he used the power of authority to get what he wanted. you know to get to his victims, it's scary. >> reporter: investiga
involved shooting in the school's history. in san jose, robert handa. >>> san jose police say a homicide we told you about last night appears to have been a case of self-defense. police say a man told investigators two men tried to break into his home on pine ridge way shortly before 8:00 p.m. and fired at him. the man says he shot back trying to defend himself and that the intruders jumped in a car and took off. a short time later police say a man in his 20s was dropped off at a hospital with a gunshot wound and died. the second suspect was found also with gunshot wounds. police have not decided whether the homeowner will face charges. >>> a deal was reached today to end the violence in ukraine now the question is will that deal last. the ukrainian president signed the agreement along with opposition leaders. they were all under intense pressure to reach some sort of a deal after more than 70 people died in protests in kief yesterday. the deal calls for changes to the constitution to reduce the power of the president. also the formation of a new coalition government within ten days and new
. in san jose, robert handa. >>> san jose police say a homicide we told you about last night appears to have been a case of self-defense. police say a man told investigators two men tried to break into his home on pine ridge way shortly before 8:00 p.m. and fired at him. the man says he shot back trying to defend himself and that the intruders jumped in a car and took off. a short time later police say a man in his 20s was dropped off at a hospital with a gunshot wound and died. the second suspect was found also with gunshot wounds. police have not decided whether the homeowner will face charges. >>> a deal was reached today to end the violence in ukraine now the question is will that deal last. the ukrainian president signed the agreement along with opposition leaders. they were all under intense pressure to reach some sort of a deal after more than 70 people died in protests in kief yesterday. the deal calls for changes to the constitution to reduce the power of the president. also the formation of a new coalition government within ten days and new elections no later than december.
had on campus. robert handa, ktvu channel 2news. >>> now to california's drought emergency and new cuts to our water supply. today, the federal government which controls our largest dams and rivers slashed how much water we'll get and for some communities, it could be devastating. we have team coverage tonight of today's decision. >> and we begin with ktvu's john fowler. john, experts think the drought is even more dire than first thought. >> reporter: well, about half of the nation's fruits and vegetables come from california, so the big impact, of course, is going to be on food prices, but depending on where you live, times could soon get tough. water supplies for half a million people in the east bay, from oakley to martinez to walnut creek, today cut by half, to 55 gallons per person per day, the lowest in decades. >> what that means to our customers is that we'll have enough water to meet the needs of indoor water use and also the needs of businesses. >> reporter: contra costa water district's jennifer allen says it's not enough for outdoor water, landscaping, car washing and
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